(Last Updated on : 23-05-2013)
Siddha medicine is among the most ancient system of medicine in India as well as in the world. It is also known as Siddha Vaidya. The Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani are the oldest medical systems in the world.
Many of the people now days prefer natural health remedies over the medicinal remedies and thus herbal health care system and Ayurveda is being popular in the modern world. Siddha medicine is far more advanced than Ayurveda
for usage of herbs, metals, minerals as well as many animal products. Siddha medicine system is the oldest among the medicinal system in existence.
Siddha System of medicine is purely Indian in nature and is very potent and unique if compared with other traditional medicine system which are still of existence. Siddha medicine contributes a lot to the health care of human beings and Siddha Vaidya are considered as the crown of all the traditional arts of the ancient world which represents both its richness and simplicity.
The Siddhars are the proponents of the Siddha system as the vast and unique system, which defines health as the perfect condition of physical, psychological, social and spiritual well being of an individual. The Siddha system not only deals with medicine but also works on spirituality, righteous way of living and rejuvenation. Its main aim is Kaivalya or attainment of perfection. Siddhars believed that the only way to stop the cycle of death and rebirth is making the body as strong as the stone, which is unaffected in the diseases, old age or even death. Thus Kayakalpa System was formed. Siddha system is thus the only system, which bestows immortality.
Siddha medicine involves a number of herbs and minerals, most of which were developed in the ancient past under advanced scientific techniques, even when compared with today's standards. The Siddha medicine development was a continuous process in Asia and has a natural approach in healing the diseases. Thus, Siddha medicines are the world's most complex and intricate forms of medicine, which is almost on the verge of being lost.
Many chronic diseases are considered incurable in the western medicine but can be treated successfully using the procedure of Siddha medicine. Most of the medicines in Siddha system is as natural as possible and are readily absorbed within each cell of the body, giving it proper nourishment to achieve a long and healthy life. Healthy cells within the body can reproduce new cells that are similarly healthy and thus it can slow the rate of aging. Some Siddha medical treatments claim that certain medicines are very effective in arresting the aging procedure.
There are many hidden treasures in Siddha medicine from which modern medicine can be benefited. The western medicinal systems are sometimes too expensive to use and so the common citizens rely on the Siddha physicians or holistic practitioners. The natural laws prevent the Siddha physicians from gaining material wealth from the profession and many of them charge only a minimal amount for the service. The Siddha medicine is an ancient science, which has the threat of being lost without the proper aid of dedicated students and the other benefactors who can afford to make this science alive, which is necessary for the benefit of mankind.